Announcement

On April 1, 2019, RCI, Inc., a non-profit association originally incorporated in 1983 as the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI), officially became the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC).

About IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants)

IIBEC was originally RCI, Incorporated which is an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing and building envelope systems.

Since 1983, IIBEC members have offered unbiased design, re air planning, quality observance, legal testimony, and general roof management services. In March of 2006, it expanded its mission and service scope to include waterproofing and the building envelope. This action reflects the understanding that roofing issues often influence the entire building envelope. It was discovered that in increasing frequency, IIBEC members are are called upon to address building-wide concerns from below-grade to rooftop.

The Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC), Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) and Registered Roof Observer (RRO) programs distinguish professionals with the proven standards of education, experience and ethics.

  

IIBEC SOC – Rooftop Quality Assurance Course

IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter's "Rooftop Quality Assurance" Course was held on Friday November 15th at The Toronto Construction Association Head Office in Richmond Hill. The course was a great success with 2 presenters and 38 attendees.

Rooftop Quality Assurance is a one-day course for professionals interested in performing observation to assure that roof installation is consistent with construction documents. The program covers the diverse and challenging aspects of roofing as encountered in the field and is ideal for roofing material manufacturers, general contractors, quality assurance observers, and field inspectors. Instructors covered fundamentals of quality assurance, component assembly and quality practice guidelines for a variety of roofing systems, including: role of the roof observer, construction contract documents, daily reports, low-slope roofing, spray-applied foam, steep-slope roofing, ethics and codes. IIBEC SOC would like to thank our presenters:

  • Jean-Guy Levaque from WSP
  • Doug Fishburn, Fishburn Building Sciences

On site facilitation was provided by Matthew Bielawski from IKO and Lisa Da Silva of RCACI.


Rooftop Quality Assurance Course: Jean-Guy providing instruction to the class


Rooftop Quality Assurance Course: Jean-Guy providing instruction to the class

Upcoming Events:

  • The Annual Christmas Lunch will be held on December 12th, 2019 at the Paramount EventSpace in Woodbridge.
    • We would like to thank our sponsors:
      • Artistic Skylight Domes
      • Soprema
      • Lexsuco
      • Sika Sarnafil
      • Situra Inc.
      • Duro Last
      • Dean-Chandler Roofing Limited
      • Tremco Roofing
      • Render Media
  • The IIBEC SOC Annual General Meeting and Curling Social Event will be held on Friday January 31st at St. George's Golf and Country Club.
  

IIBEC S.O.C - Roof Technology & Science II Course

IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter's "Roof Technology & Science II" Course was held on Thursday September 19th and Friday September 20th at The Toronto Construction Association Head Office in Richmond Hill. The Course was a great success with 4 presenters and 19 attendees.

The course builds upon the fundamentals presented in Roof Technology & Science I Course that was previously offered in February of 2019. Topics covered in the Roof Technology & Sciences II included wind, fire properties, liquid membranes, roof flashing design problems, roof surveys, moisture surveys, maintenance & repair, roof asset management, expanded use roof systems, steep roofing, clay and concrete tile, and metal roofing. IIBEC SOC would like to thank our presenters:

  • Gary Osmond from Rockwool
  • Darrel Henderson, RRO
  • Adam Gotfraind, IKO Industries
  • Meagan Kikuta, Tremco Roofing

In addition to the course, IIBEC SOC offered a review of the RRO exam content on Thursday afternoon to go over any questions the attendees would have for their upcoming exam. A special thanks to Shawn Irani from TSS Building Science and John Mills from Sika for assisting with the review.

On site facilitation was provided by Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck from Artistic Skylight Domes and Paul Yurcich from Sika.




Roof Technology & Science Course II: Darrel Henderson providing instruction to the class

Upcoming Events:

  • Our next "Workshop" will be at the TCA Toronto Offices will be held on November 15, 2019. The Topic is Rooftop Quality Assurance.
  • Ottawa will be hosting an additional workshop:
    • October 3rd – 4th, 2019 – Roof Technology and Science I
  • The Annual Christmas Lunch will be held on December 12th, 2019. Stay tuned for more details!
  

IIBEC S.O.C. End of Summer Social – August 29th 2019

On August 29th, 2019, the IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter hosted the first End of the Summer Social to network and meet the new IIBEC Executive Vice President and CEO, Brian Pallasch.

The event was hosted at the Crooked Cue in Toronto and turned out to be a great success with 36 registrants and 3 sponsors. Pool Sharks and Ping Pong enthusiasts from across our industry showed off their skills and welcomed our new CEO with great food and conversation.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Dean Chandler for the Cocktail Sponsorship and Artistic Skylight Domes and Sika for the Dinner Sponsorships and to the Social Committee for putting together such a great event.


Current IIBEC SO Chapter President (Shawn Irani) on the left
and new IIBEC EVP and CEO (Brian Pallasch) on the right



End of Summer Social Group Shot


Lisa Da Silva (RCACI) and Kyle Boyce (Tremco Roofing) playing pool


Left to Right: Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck (Artistic Skylight Domes),
Jennifer Hogan (Pretium Engineering), Meagan Kikuta (Tremco Roofing)



George Wilson (Cindott Inc.) and John Mills (Sika) enjoying some great food!

Upcoming Events:

  • The Education Committee is holding an upcoming "Workshop" at the TCA Toronto offices on September 19th and 20th, 2019. The Topic is Roof Technology and Science II
  • An additional "Workshop" at the TCA Toronto Offices will be held on November 15, 2019. The Topic is Rooftop Quality Assurance.
  • Ottawa will be hosting an additional workshop:
    • October 3rd – 4th, 2019 – Roof Technology and Science I
  • The Annual Christmas Lunch will be held on December 12th, 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

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Upcoming Events


Annual Christmas Lunch Date: December 12, 2019
Location: Paramount EventSpace
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Annual General Meeting & Curling Social Date: January 31, 2020
Location: St. George’s Golf & Country
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Metal Roofing Course Date: February 5-6, 2020
Location: Ottawa (Venue to be confirmed)
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Exterior Concrete Wall Systems Date: February 13-14, 2020
Location: Richmond Hill
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History

RCI ONTARIO INC – Founding Members

Originally known as Region-VIII (Canada), was established in 1995. Three years later, the Ontario Chapter was formed, and it became one of the first officially recognized chapters within RCI International. The founding members of the chapter were:

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